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by | Feb 4, 2019 | Business, Crime, News, Real Estate | 0 comments

A pregnant woman was stabbed to death in the entryway of her Ridgewood, Queens apartment building early Sunday morning. Hours later, the NYPD was narrowing in on a suspect, CBS New York reported.

A candle burned outside the apartment building where 35-year-old real estate agent Jennifer Irigoyen was savagely stabbed to death. Police said her unborn child did not survive.

Lisa Ramos, Irigoyen’s landlord, said the murdered woman moved into an apartment at 60-80 Myrtle Ave. about a year ago. She had been living alone, but that was about to change. Police said Irigoyen was about 5 months pregnant. Ramos said she can’t imagine why someone would want her dead.

“I’m still shocked,” Ramos said. “She was a sweetheart, sweetheart. Really, really nice girl. Really, really nice.”

A man in Irigoyen’s building who heard cries for help from the 35-year-old told the New York Post he peered into a hallway and saw her hands “hanging on” to a wall.

“I seen him dragging her down the stairs,” Maurice Roman Zereoue told the paper.

During the struggle, Irigoyen shouted “He’s got a knife! He’s going to kill the baby!” according to the neighbor.

After running down the stairs, Zereoue told the Post he came across the 35-year-old gasping for air and “bleeding out.”

When he asked Irigoyen who attacked her, Zereoue told the Post she couldn’t speak.

“I asked, ‘Do you know who he was?’ And she kept nodding yes and waving her arm,” he said. “I kept telling her, ‘Hang on, hang on, help is coming.’”

The suspect then ran off, leaving a trail of bloodied footprints.

Irigoyen was taken to Wyckoff Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Police are reviewing surveillance video and have a suspect in mind, but no motive for the murder.

Neighbors told CBS New York they are nervous.

“Because I’m a mother I feel so sad,” Linda Gashi said. “There’s not only one but two person is that’s really sad. I don’t know why people do that.”

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